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Minor League Ball Gameday, Thursday, July 28th

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Jon Gray
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Thursday, July 28th version of Minor League Ball Gameday. Here are some items for your discussion and consideration and edification.

****Rookies Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies and Alex Dickerson of the San Diego Padres make an appearance in Ray Guilfoyle’s most recent Roto Roundup at Faketeams.

****Spencer Bingol at Beyond the Boxscore looks at the potential trade value of Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana.

****Matt Eddy at Baseball America looks at the prospect paths of new Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza.

****With Ichiro Suzuki closing in on the milestone, James Smyth at The Hardball Times looks at some of the most famous 3,000th hits in history, going back to Cap Anson.

****Also at The Hardball Times, Frank Jackson looks at the triumvirate of "teenage to middle age" pitchers: Herb Pennock, Bert Blyleven, and Mike Morgan, the only pitchers in major league history who were active in MLB at age 19 and at age 40.